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by Zelandeth
Tue Oct 27, 2020 12:43 pm
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I've been doing alot of welding practice. I've just about got the hang of welding scrap metal clamped to the workbench. Welding upside down while crawling under a car can't be much harder can it? To be honest so long as the welder is set up properly and it's not windy it's not massively more diffic...
by Zelandeth
Fri Oct 23, 2020 10:38 pm
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I think skateboard wheels are expensive, What size rollers do you need to end up with? We're not 100% certain as none of the manuals show dimensions and mine are mangled beyond usefulness for a precise measurement. Having a quick dig around it looks like I can get a set of 4 for about £15, which do...
by Zelandeth
Fri Oct 23, 2020 9:14 pm
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Few frilly bits needing some attention there Aaron, nothing that can't be sorted though. Just need to work away at it systematically. I reckon that's probably not far off what my first Riva would have ended up looking like if I'd really gone after it! -- -- -- Had only a brief bit of time to look at...
by Zelandeth
Wed Oct 21, 2020 12:15 am
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I had quite a few errands to run yesterday and as it seemed a little breezy I was initially just going to take the Xantia. At the last minute though I changed my mind and took TPA. Turned out the wind obviously wasn't strong enough to have any really noticeable effect, so was a good afternoon to tak...
by Zelandeth
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:12 pm
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Gave the Xantia a quick wash as well while I had things out cleaning Chris' company car which is being returned tomorrow. Removing these stickers from the windscreen really felt like absolute vandalism and doing so broke my heart as they feel like part of the car's story. Sadly the sun over this sum...
by Zelandeth
Sun Oct 18, 2020 1:18 am
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Some of the things I've been waiting for for the Xantia arrived today. Nice new silicone elbow to replace the cracked factory induction hose. We've stuck with black as once everything is back together and it's dulled down a bit you won't even notice it's been changed unless you specifically know the...
by Zelandeth
Fri Oct 16, 2020 11:47 pm
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Time for a regularly scheduled wander into the world of electronics. Not long ago I picked up a rather scruffy Toshiba T1200 laptop, the intention being to make one good machine out of this and the remaining bits of one I had a good few years ago. Yesterday morning I decided it was time to start inv...
by Zelandeth
Wed Oct 14, 2020 11:36 pm
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Having thought about it for two seconds I realised that the position I'd mounted the fuel filter in was going to be massively in the way...All I needed to do however was flip it around to the opposite side of the support bar it's attached to. https://i.ibb.co/dGw4qYP/IMG-20201014-121535.jpg That sho...
by Zelandeth
Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:43 pm
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Had virtually zero time to do anything today as I've been running around all over the shop. Did spend five minutes when I was "released" from other duties to get a couple of small things done. The new fuel filter arrived for the Invacar this morning, so got that fitted. https://i.ibb.co/nqGj3jc/IMG-...
by Zelandeth
Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:45 am
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I noticed last time I was out in TPA that there seemed to be a bit more wobble in the top of the nearside door when I closed it (you need to give it a good old slam, and that puts a lot of strain on the top of the door because of where the pull handle is - usually I open the window and pull on the d...
by Zelandeth
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:53 pm
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Looking good Aaron! -- -- -- I think I can now say that Phase 1 of the Invacar retrim project is complete. https://i.ibb.co/3sFyj22/IMG-20201010-171220.jpg https://i.ibb.co/1mGtddc/IMG-20201010-171209.jpg https://i.ibb.co/k5JVkDP/IMG-20201010-165917.jpg https://i.ibb.co/nB2S36S/IMG-20201010-165820.j...
by Zelandeth
Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:04 am
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After attending the funeral of a friend this morning I found myself with a couple of hours free this afternoon so I decided to try to crack on with getting the offside kick plate sorted. After a couple of hours of hitting things with hammers and swearing at it we had the kick plate in place. Once I ...
by Zelandeth
Wed Oct 07, 2020 9:37 pm
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Trying to get the offside kick plate refitted today. Having the slightly frustrating situation that any bolts long enough to actually catch and clamp everything together are then long enough that they foul on the door runner when you try to open/close the door. I think I may well just go for attachi...
by Zelandeth
Tue Oct 06, 2020 12:52 am
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Aaron wrote:
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:17 pm
...I may have to modify the brackets (or make new ones) but I shouldn't have to as it definately used to fit.
Possible the plastic has shrunk or warped slightly over time if it's been off the bike for a while?
by Zelandeth
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:27 pm
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I think it's fair to call this is looking a bit more welcoming. https://i.ibb.co/PQ0YsvR/IMG-20201005-185230.jpg https://i.ibb.co/FBKRcJH/IMG-20201005-185236.jpg Here's a "before" photo for reference. https://i.ibb.co/3CSK9vf/IMG-20201005-190514.jpg It's astonishing how a bit of trim can change the ...